We keep hearing and reading about incidents of sexual harassment. But such accounts often do not precisely capture what really unfolded.
With this thought in mind, Israeli-American director Sigal Avin, herself a victim of harassment, launched six short films based on real-life incidents of sexual harassment in the US in January 2017.
The film series, titled #ThatsHarassment, was released with the help of David Schwimmer and features the Friends star, among other actors, You can watch one of the films, The Coworker, here:
Each movie in the series recounts the real-life experience of a woman who has faced sexual harassment at some point in her life.
Avin, who was sexually harassed by a famous actor early in her career, said in an exclusive interview to Cosmopolitan:
I realized that I really wanted to see what sexual harassment was instead of hearing about it and reading about it all the time. There was nothing on it, everything was much more violent, or unreal, but there was nothing that showed the grey area of sexual harassment.
The films were shot over a single weekend and feature, besides Schwimmer, Sex and the City actor Cynthia Nixon, Emmy Rossum and Cristela Alonzo.